Mahindra, an Indian carmaker that plans to sell a small truck and SUV in the U.S. soon, is planning to use dealerships that have been cut by Chrysler and GM to sell its vehicles. Mahindra is looking to set up 300 dealerships nationwide.
Mahindra’s Web site says it will begin selling its two and four-door pickup trucks in fall 2009, with the SUV following a year later. All of Mahindra’s planned vehicles will use a 2.2 liter Common Rail Diesel engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The company says its trucks will get about 30 mpg on the highway.
The single-cab Mahindra pickup will have a 7.5-foot long bed and a payload of 2,765 pounds. The double cab’s capacity is only slightly smaller at 2,633 pounds.
The Mahindra pickup truck will go on sale in fall 2009.
Picture via The Saturday Morning Post.